Over the holiday weekend I’ve made some major changes to this blog! Retroactive apology to anyone who had bookmarked anything on this site!

Prior to this weekend; I’ve been running a pretty hacked version of WordPRess on a budget host. Frankly, it was mostly fine but I’d noticed some downtime here and there, and once in a while they’d just be slow. Overall for the price I was paying, they were great.

However, I finally made the jump to move off WordPress and to Jekyll.

Jekyll

Overall I’m really pleased with the move. Flat-file; no need for a DB for a site that ostensibly does not need it. Markdown for blog posts. Integrates with CI (I’ll put together another post later, but I’m running a full blown CI setup with Jenkins, Git, and AWS - really happy)

So how’s the site setup?

  • Files: AWS S3 Bucket Setup for Static Page Hosting
  • CDN: AWS CloudFront is acting as the CDN for this site; lightning fast!
  • DNS: Now using Route53 instead of NameCheap’s DNS services
  • CI: Jenkins, polling a Git repo hosted in AWS CodeCommit; master branch is the production site - built automatically on any commit to the master branch; staging branch is published to my staging site on every commit to the staging branch

No code to share today; more or less just a post to say “This blog has changed a bit!” and I’ll do a writeup of configuring Jenkins for CI in tandem with Jekyll in the near term.